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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    November 1, 1956 (Thursday)

Elvis and Col. Parker signed a five page music publishing contract with Julian Aberbach of 'Hill and Range' to form 'Gladys Music' (named after Elvis' mother).

 

He also bought a new 1957 Harley Davidson FLH motorcycle and took Natalie Wood for a ride around Memphis. Nick Adams used the older KH model Harley while they were given a police escort.

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1957 Harley Davidson FLH Hydra-Glide motorcycle 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          November 2, 1956 (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    November 3, 1956 (Saturday)

Natalie Wood and Nick Adams returned to Los Angeles. Nick would return later this month for another visit.

Elvis had seven songs listed in the Billboard Top 100.

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BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

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Best Sellers in Stores:

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley.

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley. #2

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley.

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #10

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley.

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley. #3

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #20

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

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Best Sellers in Stores:

"Crazy Arms" by Ray Price.

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley. #2

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #5

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley.

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Crazy Arms" by Ray Price.

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley. #4

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #8

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #14

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Honky Tonk (pts I & II)" by Bill Doggett.

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley. #3

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #5

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley. 

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Blueberry Hill" by Fats Domino.

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley. #4

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #5

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #12

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BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley.

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley. #2

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #13

The Top 100: 

"Green Door" by Jim Lowe.

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley. #2

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #3

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #12

"Any Way You Want Me" by Elvis Presley. #56

"Blue Moon" by Elvis Presley. #65

"I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine" by Elvis Presley. #77

"I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" by Elvis Presley. #96

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

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"Calypso" by Harry Belafonte.

"Elvis Presley" by Elvis Presley. #6

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"High Society" Sound Track.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       November 4, 1956 (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       November 5, 1956 (Monday)

Elvis made a surprise appearance at a police sponsored "Beginner Driving Range" which was part of a new driver education program.

He also asked a friend, Cliff Gleaves to move into his Audubon home to assist his parents and make things easier for them.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      November 6, 1956 (Tuesday)

Around this time, Elvis met Lamar Fike, whom he first met at Sun in 1954. Fike was a three-hundred pound Texan, a friend of George Klein, trying to break into the radio scene.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                              November 7, 1956 (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    November 8, 1956 (Thursday)

Elvis' automobile insurance policy had shown that as of this date among the vehicles he owned were:

1956 Burgundy Messerschmitt KR200 Bubble Car

1956 Ivory Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado Biarritz Convertible (Bought June 1956)

1956 White Lincoln Continental Mark II (Bought August 1956)

1950 Chevrolet one-ton truck (to drive anonymously around town)

Harley Davidson motorbike x 2

(1956 KH) and (1957 FLH)

1955 Blue Fleetwood Series 60 (repainted pink, given to Gladys)

He took a train to Las Vegas with Gene Smith and Bitsy Mott.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          November 9, 1956 (Friday)

Vernon wired Elvis $1,000 in cash at the New Frontier Hotel while he stayed in Las Vegas.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  November 10, 1956 (Saturday)

Elvis paid $91.95 in cash at Jack Garn's mens shop for two pairs of slacks and two jackets.

During his stint in Vegas, Elvis went to see Billy Ward (photo) and his dominoes, where he saw lead singer Jackie Wilson perform "Don't Be Cruel" which impressed him.

 

He also dated a Las Vegas dancer named Dorothy "Dottie" Harmony. (photo)

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BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

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Best Sellers in Stores:

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley.

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley. #3

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley.

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #4

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley.

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley. #4

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #20

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

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Best Sellers in Stores:

"Crazy Arms" by Ray Price.

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley. #3

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #5

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley.

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #7

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Singing The Blues" by Marty Robbins.

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley. #4

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #5

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #15

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Honky Tonk (pts I & II)" by Bill Doggett.

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley. #3

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #5

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Blueberry Hill" by Fats Domino.

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley. #4

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Blueberry Hill" by Fats Domino.

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #3

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley. #4

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #13

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BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley.

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley. #4

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #15

The Top 100: 

"Green Door" by Jim Lowe.

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #2

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley. #3

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #13

"Any Way You Want Me" by Elvis Presley. #40

"Blue Moon" by Elvis Presley. #66

"I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine" by Elvis Presley. #77

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

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"Calypso" by Harry Belafonte.

"Elvis Presley" by Elvis Presley. #6

"Elvis" by Elvis Presley. #13

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"High Society" Sound Track.

"Elvis Presley" by Elvis Presley. #10

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

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No EP Chart

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